Reproduction in Small Animal Practice

For Vet Nurses/Technicians

Course Start Date: Monday, November 12, 2018

Course Duration: 4 Weeks
Live Weekly Tutorials: Tuesdays at 7:30 PM AEDT (Sydney Time)

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Reproductive emergencies encompass conditions ranging from disorders of mating and pregnancy, through to dystocia, pyometra and testicular torsion. This course will cover all of these and more – including neonatal care, caesarean, eclampsia, reproductive cytology, mastitis and more! Full of practical tips, the latest research, and useful tables and resources, this course is essential value for anyone dealing with small animal reproduction!

Course Schedule

Week 1 – Pregnancy!

This week we will cover normal reproductive physiology, along with essential information on normal parturition, how to recognise dystocia, and how to give the right advice to clients about birth!

Week 2 – Caesarean!
Parturition and the caesarean! This week, we will cover the stages of labor, when to be concerned, and what to do about it! We will also look at what you need to prepare for a caesarean, and how to properly resuscitate the puppies and kittens that arrive in surgery! Included this week will be an evaluation of the drugs used in anaesthesia and resuscitation that will help minimise complications.
Week 3 – The Critical Neonate

This week is all about the post-partum period - including examination and care of the neonate from birth to 4 weeks, what you should tell clients, nutrition, behavior and more. Let's not forget the mother! This week we will also cover maternal care and nutrition, mastitis and eclampsia!

Week 4 – The Infections!

The infections! Pyometra, metritis, and vaginitis will be covered this week - how to recognise them, cytology of vulval discharge, and the essential nursing of these patients. We will also take a look at male reproductive infections too, along with other common male problems in reproductive medicine.

Course Features

Printed and Bound Course Book
Comprehensive Learning Resources
Graded Course Assessment
Discussion Forums
Live and Online Weekly Tutorials
Extra Course Resources
Protocols For Your Practice
Structured and RACE Approved CE

Your Tutor

Dr Philip Judge

BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Stud MACVSc (VECC; Medicine of Dogs)
Director: Vet Education Pty Ltd

  • Consultant in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
  • Internationally renowned lecturer and published author
  • Dedicated to providing you with innovative and exciting online learning!

Course Fee

The cost for this 3-week vet course is only AUD 350. This fee includes a printed and fully bound course book, full access to our website for the duration of the course, including message-board access, and all online tutorials, quiz assessments, marking and advice, and a certificate on successful course completion.

Course Fee: 350 AUD (Australia)

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Get in touch!

For any queries regarding this course, please do not hesitate to email us at Or call us on +61 7 4755 0090.